Tag: A350

Etihad Restructures Its Aircraft Order Book

Reading Time: 1 minute Etihad Airways, the second-largest airline of the United Arab Emirates, announced restructuring its aircraft order book. The agreements with Airbus and Boeing were reached, although the details were not disclosed. In the overview of the 2018 results, Airbus revealed about the commercial discussion with Etihad to reduce airline’s A350 order by 42 A350-900, leaving 20 A350-1000 for […]

A380: Airbus to Stop Making World’s Largest Passenger Jet

Reading Time: 1 minute Airbus, the manufacturer of the world’s largest passenger aircraft, announced it will stop the production of its double-deck giant A380. The announcement came after the biggest customer for A380 aircraft, Emirates, reduced its orderbook from 162 to 123 aircraft. “As a result of this decision we have no substantial A380 backlog and hence no basis […]

Iberia Takes Delivery of Its First A350-900

Reading Time: 1 minute Iberia, Spain’s flag carrier and a founding member of the IAG’s group of airlines, has taken delivery of its first of 16 A350 XWB on order, becoming the 18th airline to operate the world’s newest and most efficient twin-engine widebody. The aircraft is the first A350-900 to feature the latest performance improvement package including a […]

CAE to Train Airbus A330/A350 Pilots for Virgin Atlantic Airways

Reading Time: 1 minute CAE announced the signature of an exclusive long-term Airbus A330 and A350 pilot training contract with Virgin Atlantic Airways, the British airline headquartered in Crawley, close to London, United Kingdom. Under the terms of the 10-year agreement, Virgin Atlantic’s pilots will receive Airbus A330 and A350 training at CAE’s training centre in London Gatwick, equipped […]

Turkish Airlines Finalises Airbus and Boeing Orders

Reading Time: 1 minute Turkish Airlines has revealed that it has decided to purchase 60 wide-body aircraft comprising of 50 firm and 10 optional aeroplanes. With the first six set to be delivered in 2019, the airline will continue to receive aircraft every year all the way up to 2024. Of the total, 30 B787-9 aircraft, 25 firm and […]

Airbus Commercial Aircraft Delivers Record Performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus’ Commercial Aircraft deliveries in 2017 were up for the 15th year in a row, reaching a new company record of 718 aircraft delivered to 85 customers. Deliveries were more than four percent higher than the previous record of 688 set in 2016. The 2017 total comprises: 558 single aisle A320 Family (of which 181 […]

Malaysia Airlines Takes Delivery of Its First A350 XWB

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malaysia Airlines Berhad (MAB) has taken delivery of its first A350-900, leased from Air Lease Corporation (ALC), becoming the 17th airline to operate the world’s newest, most modern and efficient twin engine widebody airliner. The delivery was celebrated upon arrival at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. ALC receives its first A350-900 out of an order for […]

Inaugural Delta A350 Flight Departs Detroit for Tokyo-Narita

Reading Time: 1 minute The Airbus A350 is now a reality for Delta Air Lines customers and employees. Years of hard work and planning across virtually every workgroup at Delta culminated Monday afternoon as Flight 275 pushed back from Gate A40 shortly after 1:40 p.m. The inaugural flight of Delta’s new international flagship aircraft was heralded with a customer […]

A350 Fire Risk Triggers EASA Emergency Directive

Reading Time: 1 minute The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD), warning operators that there is a risk of the Airbus A350 hydraulic engine driven pump (EDP) overheating and causing a fire. EASA issued the AD because the A350’s hydraulic fluid cooling system is located in the fuel tanks. An Airbus spokeswoman said […]

First Delta A350 Lands In Atlanta

Reading Time: 1 minute Delta’s newest jet, touched down in Atlanta following the trans-Atlantic crossing direct from Toulouse, France, where the aircraft was assembled. On board the widebody jet were a number of employees from TechOps, Fleet Strategy and Transactions, IT, Product Marketing, Flight Operations, On Board Services and others who were instrumental in delivering the A350 to the […]